Dr. Blakney has been on my mind for several weeks. I remembered his birthday was the 1st of June and I had been meaning to call him. I am so brokenhearted now. Again that old phrase, "don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today" comes to haunt me. He hired me in 1975 to work in the Mathematics Department and he was a great mentor. He meant more to me than he probably knew. In fact a few weeks ago I placed a note of thanks on facebook to both he and Atty. Eddie Cole for their support and belief in me when I was a young adult. My prayers are with the family. He was proud of his sons.